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Review: ‘True Son’

Review: ‘True Son’

Directed by Kevin Gordon Now Playing in Los Angeles ‘True Son,’ Kevin Gordon’s new documentary about the election campaign of a 22-year-old Stockton, California City Council hopeful, aspires to be an inspirational beacon of youthful idealism in America’s sea of political apathy and gridlock. But the doc suffers from a sweeping lack of specificity, conflict,

Interview: Ryan Murdock, Director – ‘Bronx Obama’

When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. ‘Bronx Obama‘ tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack

Interview: Andreas Johnsen, Director – ‘Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case’

Ai Weiwei, the world’s most famous Chinese artist, has always chosen the struggle for human rights over a life of privilege, a choice that has consequences when you live in China. In April 2011 he was suddenly kidnapped by the Chinese authorities and held in in isolation at a secret location, denied all contact with the

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